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In April 1963.

In April 1963, “Verve” label released “Jazz Samba Encore!”, album by Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfá. It was recorded in February 1963, in “Webster Hall” in New York City, and was produced by Creed Taylor. The album cover painting was by  Olga Albizu.

Personnel:

  • Stan Getz– tenor saxophone
  • Luiz Bonfá– guitar
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim– guitar, piano
  • George Duvivier, Tommy Williams, Don Payne – bass
  • Paulo Ferreira, Jose Carlos, Dave Bailey– drums
  • Maria Toledo – vocals, brief vocalise

Track listing:

  1. Sambalero – Luiz Bonfá
  2. Só Danço Samba(I Only Dance Samba) – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  3. Insensatez(How Insensitive)  Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  4. O Morro Não Tem Vez (Favela) – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  5. Samba de Duas Notas (Two Note Samba) – Luiz Bonfá – reference to Jobim’s One Note Samba
  6. Menina Flor – Luiz Bonfá, Maria Toledo
  7. Mania de Maria – Luiz Bonfá, Maria Toledo
  8. Saudade Vem Correndo – Luiz Bonfá, Maria Toledo
  9. Um Abração no Getz (A Tribute to Getz) – Luiz Bonfá
  10. Ebony Samba – second version – Luiz Bonfá
  11. Ebony Samba – first version – Luiz Bonfá
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In March 1964.

In March 1964, “Verve” label released “Getz/Gilberto”,album by Stan Getz and João Gilberto.It was recorded in March 1963, at “A&R Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Creed Taylor. The artwork was by artist Olga Albizu. In 1965, “Getz/Gilberto” received “Grammy Awards” for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album”, “Individual or Group and Best Engineered Recording – Non-Classical;” and “Album of the Year”. It is considered to be the album that popularized bossa nova worldwide. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 447 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Stan Getz– tenor saxophone
  • João Gilberto– vocals, guitar
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim– piano
  • Astrud Gilberto – vocals
  • Sebastião Neto – double bass
  • Milton Banana– drums, pandeiro

Track listing:

  1. The Girl from Ipanema – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel
  2. Doralice – Antônio Almeida, Dorival Caymmi
  3. Para Machucar Meu Coração – Ary Barroso
  4. Desafinado – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça
  5. Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  6. Só Danço Samba – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  7. O Grande Amor – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  8. Vivo Sonhando – Antônio Carlos Jobim

 

 

In March 1964.

In March 1964, “Verve” label released “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” album by Jimmy Smith. It was recorded in January 1974,at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs NJ, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith– organ
  • Oliver Nelson– arranger
  • Claus Ogerman– arranger, conductor
  • Val Valentin, Rudy Van Gelder– engineer
  • Acy Lehman – design
  • Roy De Carava – photography
  • Daddio Daylie – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue – Richard Rodgers
  2. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 1 – Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox
  3. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 2 – Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox
  4. John Brown’s Body – traditional
  5. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Women of the World – Riziero Ortolani
  7. Bluesette – Toots Thielemans

In January 1971.

In January 1971, “CTI” label released “Straight Life”, the nineteenth Freddie Hubbard album It was recorded on 16 November 1970, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard- trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Joe Henderson- tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock- electric piano
  • George Benson- guitar
  • Ron Carter- double bass
  • Jack DeJohnette- drums
  • Richard Landrum – drums, percussion
  • Weldon Irvine- tambourine

Track listing:

  1. Straight Life – Freddie Hubbard
  2. Clean – Weldon Irvine
  3. Here’s That Rainy Day – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke

In September 1964.

In September 1964, “Verve” label released “The Cat”, the sixth Jimmy Smith album for the label. It was recorded in April 1964, in Englewood, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith– organ
  • Ray Alonge – french horn
  • Earl Chapin
  • Bill Correa
  • Jimmy Buffington
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Don Butterfield– tuba
  • Jimmy Cleveland– trombone
  • Urbie Green
  • George Duvivier– bass
  • Bernie Glow– trumpet
  • Thad Jones
  • Jimmy Maxwell
  • Marky Markowitz
  • Ernie Royal
  • Snooky Young
  • Lalo Schifrin– arranger, conductor
  • Phil Kraus – percussion
  • Tony Studd – bass trombone
  • Grady Tate– drums

Track listing:

  1. Theme from Joy House – Lalo Schifrin
  2. The Cat” (from Joy House) – Lalo Schifrin, Rick Ward
  3. Basin Street Blues – Spencer Williams
  4. Main Title from The Carpetbaggers – Elmer Bernstein, Ray Colcord
  5. Chicago Serenade – Eddie Harris
  6. Louis Blues – W.C. Handy
  7. Delon’s Blues – Jimmy Smith
  8. Blues in the Night – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer

In May 1965.

In May 1965, “Verve” label released “The Astrud Gilberto Album” , the second Astrud Gilberto album. It was recorded January 1965, at “RCA Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Astrud Gilberto- vocals
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim- vocals, guitar
  • João Gilberto- guitar
  • Joe Mondragon- bass
  • Bud Shank- alto sax, flute
  • João Donato- piano
  • Stu Williamson- trumpet
  • Milt Bernhart- trombone
  • Guildhall String Ensemble – ensemble

Track listing:

  1. Once I Loved – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Ray Gilbert
  2. Água de Beber – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel
  3. Meditation – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça, Norman Gimbel
  4. …and Roses and Roses – Dorival Caymmi, Ray Gilbert
  5. O Morro (Não tem Vez) – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes
  6. How Insensitive – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel)
  7. Dindi – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Aloysio de Oliveira, Ray Gilbert
  8. Photograph – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  9. Dreamer – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees
  10. Só Tinha de Ser Com Você – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  11. All That’s Left Is to Say Goodbye – Astrud Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes